Patrik Antonius and Isildur1 Play Largest-Ever Online Pot at $1.3 Million
For the second time in less than five days, Patrik Antonius and "Isildur1" broke the record for the largest pot in online poker history.
At just before 9:30 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday night, Antonius and Isildur1 were in the middle of a three-table, $500/1,000 pot-limit Omaha match on Full Tilt Poker. On the "Royal Guard" table, Antonius had built up his stack to nearly $1.26 million from his initial $200,000 buy-in, while Isildur1 was sitting on $678,000. These two high-stakes rivals had already tangled in an $815,000 pot earlier in the evening (then the second-largest online pot ever), and many railbirds believed it was only a matter of time before they saw seven figures at stake on a single hand.
The pot was five-bet before the flop, Isildur1 opening for $3,000, Antonius three-betting to $9,000, Isildur1 repotting to $27,000, and Antonius coming back over the top for $81,000. Isildur1 called and they saw a flop.
Antonius bet $91,000 into the $162,000 pot. After a little thought, Isildur1 repotted to $435,000, leaving himself only $162,473 behind. Antonius reraised to $773,000 and Isildur1 called off the rest of his stack, creating a $1,356,946 pot.
Antonius turned up , having flopped a wheel, while Isildur1 revealed for a higher straight draw.
Although Antonius was a 55 percent favorite on the flop, the on the turn made him a more than 3-1 favorite over Isildur1. The river was the and Antonius raked in more than $1.35 million.
This hand smashed the record-setting pot that Isildur1 and Antonius played on Nov. 17 by nearly $478,000. That $878,958 pot now stands as the second largest in online poker history.
When Isildur1 finally quit for the night, he had lost over $2.1 million to Antonius and another $1.2 million to Phil Ivey, bringing his total losses for the day to a staggering $3.3 million.